I am Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University and an anthropologist of politics and law. My work has focused on ethnic conflict and displacement, border practices, post-conflict reconciliation, and contested sovereignty on both sides of the Cyprus Green Line and in Turkey. I studied Philosophy (B.A.) and Cultural Anthropology (M.A., Ph.D.) at the University of Chicago and have since held teaching and research positions at the London School of Economics, George Mason University, and the American University in Cairo. I have also taught as a Fulbright fellow at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul and as a visiting professor at Middle East Technical University's Cyprus campus. I hold affiliations as an Associate of the Peace Research Institute Oslo and a Senior Research Fellow in the European Institute of the London School of Economics.
My work has been funded by four Fulbrights, two grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and grants and fellowships from the United States Institute of Peace, the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Academy of Education (U.S.), among others. In 2002-3, I was a Fellow of the Cornell University Society of Fellows, and in 2005-6 a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.